Don’t want to share your Google search history? Here’s how to turn off the feature
Google keeps a tab of almost everything users search using the Google Search irrespective of the device one is using. As per Google, they keep the data saved to enhance the search results. But it has a few shortcomings as well; most of the time we see an ad based on our recent searched items. For example, shoes, smartphones, and many other things. This feature also helps in quicken up the search results based on the users’ search habits.
Not all users like Google keeping a tab on all their searches and keywords and showing ads based on that. For those, who don’t want Google to store the search history, there’s a way to turn the feature off.
Wondering how? Follow our step-by-step guide.
Using PC or Mac
1.Open any browser on your PC or Mac and head to the URL: https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity
2.Log in using Google Account details by entering the login ID and password.
3.Once logged in, click on the tap ‘Web and App Activity’
4.Here, turn off the ‘Web & App Activity toggle off to stop the service.
5.Users can also turn off the Location history toggle along with YouTube search history to stop Google from keeping a check on YouTube searches as well as location-based data.
1.Open ‘Google’ app on your Android or iOS device
2.Tap on the ‘More’ option from the bottom bar
3.Now, tap on the ‘Search activity’ option and turn off the Web & App Activity toggle under Activity controls section